Iris Henry, age 64, of Bethel died October 1, 2011 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, October 5th at First Baptist Church in St. Francis with Pastor James Snow officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 4th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Iris Elaine Henry was born October 1, 1947 in Flint, Michigan to Mike and Alice (Jubar) Davis. She was raised and attended school in the Flint area. On October 13, 1964 she married David Henry and they made their first home in Flint. David served several years in the military so they would live in several locations. They later lived in Coon Rapids and Blaine before moving to Bethel in December of 1990. Iris was an active member of First Baptist Church in St. Francis serving in many capacities. She was a Sunday School teacher, worked with Awana, enjoyed the Bible Studies and going with the Golden Gems Seniors group at church. Iris especially enjoyed her grandchildren and all of the family activities. She also enjoyed quilting, collecting lighthouses and traveling.
Iris Henry died on her birthday October 1, 2011 at her home after a battle with cancer at the age of 64 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and by one sister, Doris Soppko.
Iris is survived by her husband, David of Bethel; son, Robert (Amy) Henry of Marion, North Dakota; three grandchildren, Katie Lewis, David and Sophia Henry; six sisters, Gertrude Chonard, Norma McMurphy, Arlene (Louis) Kitson, Barbara (Clair) Kitson, Janet (Donald) Pollendar, Lorretta Collins; and by many other relatives and friends.